Upper Respiratory Tract Infection in Chinchillas

Treatment

 

Treatment includes antibiotics and general supportive treatment, including gently soaking the nose and eyes with warm water compresses and removing any crusts.

 

Living and Management

 

While in recovery, place your pet chinchilla in warm, dry, draft-free housing. Ensure that proper supportive care and a well-balanced nutritious diet are given to your pet so that your pet may make a quick and complete recovery.

 

Prevention

 

Keep your chinchilla in a warm and draft-free environment, maintaining good husbandry and sanitation, and separate affected or carrier chinchillas from healthy ones. These few simple preventive steps can keep your chinchilla healthy.